Man And Teenage Girl Hospitalised After Major Wigan Incident

Man and Teenage Girl Hospitalised after Wigan Incident
Written by Louise Pratt

The man and teenage girl were hospitalised after a violent incident on a Wigan estate.

Firearms officers rushed to the scene to help. Details on the incident are scarce however, neighbours in Ribble Drive Norley, have said that the incident involved a nail gun and crowbar.

Police, ambulance vehicles and paramedics arrived at the scene. Several vehicles were held back due on Montrose Avenue until declared safe for them to enter and help those injured.

Rumours have been circulating that a shooting had occurred however this has since been ruled out by police. Sources have said that a nail gun may have been involved in some way.

Armed police were called to the scene where the nail gun was recovered. No firearms were found however.

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said that there had been multiple emergency services called, including an ambulance, advance paramedic, senior paramedic and the air ambulance.

The man and teenage girl were hospitalised immediately to be treated for their injuries, their conditions have not yet been disclosed.

A Greater Manchester spokesperson has said that a man and a teenage girl had suffered injuries, and that though suspects have been identified but no arrests have yet been made.

One resident told Wigan Today: “I was driving down the road and saw police on the roundabout but when I turned into the street I saw all this commotion.

“The rumours were someone was hit in the head with a crowbar and then shot in the back of the head with a nail gun.

“We didn’t see it happen, we just saw all these people.

“I hope the person’s alright.”

Anyone with details should ring police on 101 quoting log number 2064 of June 19 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.